Louise Bourgeois: The Spider and the Tapestries

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Louise Bourgeois' tapestry and needlepoint work deals with reparation in  both a literal and metaphorical sense. In many of the works, fragmented  tapestries are pieced together and repaired to create new sculptural  forms. The recurring practices of weaving, stitching and mending express  Bourgeois' identification with her childhood and the family business of  tapestry restoration. Coupled with the medium of tapestry, Bourgeois'  recurring motif of the spider symbolizes her mother, a weaver, and fully  explores the complex relationship between mother and child. This  publication includes archival photographs and facsimile documents from  the Bourgeois family archive, as well as excerpts from the artist's  psychoanalytical writings. 

  • Author: Louise Bourgeois
  • Hardcover
  • Hatje Cantz, 2015
  • 92 pages 8.3" x 5.8"
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • ISBN: 9783775739979
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